[Mailman-Users] SMTP server overloaded

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed May 11 20:59:22 CEST 2005

At 8:02 PM +0200 2005-05-11, Nico wrote:

>  I had a situation where the SMTP server got overloaded and failed to accept
>  connections from Mailman.

	This sometimes happens.

>  What happens to the mail Mailman tried to deliver to the SMTP server?

	That mail is still in the queue, and Mailman will continue to try 
to deliver it.

>  Does Mailman retry to deliver it later, or is it lost?

	It is not lost.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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